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Dr Gudmundur Thorisson

Bioinformatics specialist, deCODE genetics
Reykjavík, Iceland

Research field: Biological Sciences - Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics, Linked Data publishing, applications of Internet identity in research data sharing.


Awards and Grants

  •  Jan 2011 
    VIVO Collaborative research project mini-grant View website

Biographical Information

Trained originally as a biologist and obtained a B.Sc. in biology from University of Iceland. Worked professionally as a bioinformaticist for several years, since being hired out of school by Icelandic biotech company deCODE Genetics. Worked for Lincoln Stein at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory until relocating to Leicester, United Kingdom to undertake postgraduate studies. Obtained a PhD from Leicester and worked there as postdoc until relocating back to Iceland in 2012. Worked for the ORCID initiative and University of Iceland until end of 2013. Now work for NextCODE Health, a new spinoff from deCODE.


Professional Experience

2014 - Present
Bioinformatics specialist at deCODE genetics
Reykjavík, Iceland
Oct 2012 - Jan 2014
Project manager at ORCID EU
Reykjavík, Iceland
May 2012 - Dec 2013
Various roles at Háskóli Íslands - University of Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland
Jun 2010 - Oct 2012
Research Associate at University of Leicester
Leicester, United Kingdom
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
PhD student at University of Leicester
Leicester, United Kingdom

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
The University of Leicester in Leicester, United Kingdom
PhD, Bioinformatics
Sep 1996 - May 1999
Háskóli Íslands - University of Iceland in Reykjavík, Iceland
BSc, Computational biology and population genetics
Sep 1990 - May 1994
Menntaskólinn á Akureyri in Akureyri, Iceland
Diploma, Natural Sciences

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